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1. (US20160191100) Protective shroud for handheld device

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 14984887 Application Date: 30.12.2015
Publication Number: 20160191100 Publication Date: 30.06.2016
Grant Number: 09954993 Grant Date: 24.04.2018
Publication Kind : B2
IPC:
H04B 1/38
H04B 1/3888
H04M 1/725
G06F 1/16
H04M 1/04
H04W 4/00
H04B 1/3883
G06F 3/02
G06F 3/041
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
B
TRANSMISSION
1
Details of transmission systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04B3/-H04B13/123; Details of transmission systems not characterised by the medium used for transmission
38
Transceivers, i.e. devices in which transmitter and receiver form a structural unit and in which at least one part is used for functions of transmitting and receiving
[IPC code unknown for H04B 1/3888]
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
M
TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
1
Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers
72
Substation extension arrangements; Cordless telephones, i.e. devices for establishing wireless links to base stations without route selecting
725
Cordless telephones
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1
Details not covered by groups G06F3/-G06F13/82
16
Constructional details or arrangements
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
M
TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
1
Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers
02
Constructional features of telephone sets
04
Supports for telephone transmitters or receivers
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
W
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
4
Services or facilities specially adapted for wireless communication networks
[IPC code unknown for H04B 1/3883]
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3
Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01
Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
02
Input arrangements using manually operated switches, e.g. using keyboards or dials
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3
Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01
Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
03
Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
041
Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
CPC:
G06F 1/1616
G06F 1/1652
G06F 2203/0384
G06F 3/02
G06F 3/041
H04B 1/3883
H04B 1/3888
H04M 1/04
H04M 1/7253
H04M 2250/18
H04W 4/008
Applicants: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
Inventors: Timothy S. Paek
Eric Norman Badger
Daniel Allen Rosenfeld
Agents: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) Protective shroud for handheld device
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

An apparatus for communicating with a handheld device (e.g., a cellular telephone) is provided herein. A protective shroud is configured to enclose the handheld device and protect it against incidents that commonly cause damage to handheld devices. Integral to the protective shroud is at least one of an input component configured to receive user input and a wireless transceiver configured to transmit signals to and/or receive signals from the handheld device. In one example, where both the input component and the wireless transceiver are integral to the protective shroud, signals related to received user input (e.g., where the shroud serves as a keypad) may be transmitted to the handheld device even if the protective shroud is removed from the handheld device.